The council shall review the annual assessment reports of the General Education Subcommittee, of the schools/divisions, and of any programs that do not report through a school, and shall recommend to the Vice Chancellor or Academic Affairs (VCAA) whether each is acceptable. Based upon the review, the council shall also make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC), schools and divisions, or other university committees and councils, as appropriate. Recommendations to the EPC should relate to how the assessment plan should be amended and recommendations to the VCAA should relate to how IPFW should allocate resources in the short and long-term to advance student academic achievement.
Recommendations to schools/divisions and to departments/programs that do not report through a school should address possibilities for enhancing the units' assessment activities. In addition, the council shall incorporate its findings and recommendations in an annual report through the Educational Policy Committee to the Fort Wayne Senate about the status of the assessment of student academic achievement and its effectiveness in improving student learning.